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How the state public works funding bill died

HELENA — So what’s it take to enact a law to fund public works projects in Montana?

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Winners and losers in the 2015 Montana Legislature

Winners and losers in the 2015 Montana Legislature

HELENA — In calling the winners and losers of the 2015 Legislature, Gov. Steve Bullock sure looks like a winner — and conservative Republicans…

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Obama administration has 'concerns' about Montana Medicaid plan

Obama administration has 'concerns' about Montana Medicaid plan

HELENA — The Obama administration Friday said it has some “concerns” about provisions of Montana’s plan to expand Medicaid, such as charging p…

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A battle royale over Montana coal royalties

A battle royale over Montana coal royalties

Steve Charter looks at Montana’s crumbling infrastructure and sees a fiscal pothole he says coal could fill in if the government did a better …

May 01, 2015 6:30 am(0)

Still many steps before Medicaid expansion becomes reality

HELENA — Now that Medicaid expansion is law in Montana, the real work of making it happen begins — and state health officials said Wednesday i…

April 29, 2015 6:45 pm(0)
Northeast Montana officials upset by lack of infrastructure bill

Northeast Montana officials upset by lack of infrastructure bill

HELENA — Local elected officials from northeastern Montana were deeply disappointed and frustrated Wednesday over the failure of the Legislatu…

April 29, 2015 6:30 pm(5)
Bullock vetoes bill extending Insure Montana plan for small businesses

Bullock vetoes bill extending Insure Montana plan for small businesses

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has vetoed a bill that would have extended and modified the state Insure Montana program, which helps 1,100 small …

April 29, 2015 6:15 pm(2)
Bullock signs Medicaid expansion into law

Bullock signs Medicaid expansion into law

HELENA — After several years and a long, bumpy road to passage, the governor signed a bill into law Wednesday to expand Medicaid eligibility t…

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Tester, Daines seek approval of Blackfeet water agreement

Tester, Daines seek approval of Blackfeet water agreement

U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines are asking Congress to approve a water rights settlement with the Blackfeet tribe that's been in the…

April 29, 2015 2:04 pm(0)
Parents of MDC patients ask Bullock to veto bill to close facility

Parents of MDC patients ask Bullock to veto bill to close facility

HELENA — Lily Studencki suffered from autism and went three years without mental health services until her parents asked a judge to commit her…

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2015 Legislature: 3.7M sides of paper used

HELENA — Here’s a look at the 2015 Legislature, by the numbers, as of its adjournment Tuesday:

April 28, 2015 6:21 pm(1)
GOP, Democrats leaders have mixed assessments of 2015 session

GOP, Democrats leaders have mixed assessments of 2015 session

HELENA — Republican and Democratic legislative leaders expressed disappointment Tuesday over the Legislature’s failure to pass a major bill to…

April 28, 2015 4:17 pm Photos

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Bullock vetoes 8 GOP bills, including welfare fraud detection and concealed weapons bills

Bullock vetoes 8 GOP bills, including welfare fraud detection and concealed weapons bills

HELENA — On the eve of the day the Legislature came to a close, Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed eight Republican-sponsored bills, includi…

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It's over: Lawmakers leave without passing statewide infrastructure bill

It's over: Lawmakers leave without passing statewide infrastructure bill

HELENA — The Montana Legislature ended its 2015 regular session Tuesday morning, as lawmakers quickly adjourned after failing one last time to…

April 28, 2015 1:10 pm Photos

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Legislative adjournment nears, without public works bill

Legislative adjournment nears, without public works bill

HELENA — The Montana Legislature is on the verge of adjourning early without passing the major public works bill of the session.

April 27, 2015 1:30 pm Related (8)
Drone businesses pop up in Montana

Drone businesses pop up in Montana

BOZEMAN — With the flick of a lever, pilot Steve White sends the six rotors on his Cinestar Hexacopter spinning, then calmly lets the unarmed …

April 27, 2015 6:00 am Video

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Closed-door meetings craft last-minute deals — but not all are happy

Closed-door meetings craft last-minute deals — but not all are happy

HELENA — At 7 a.m. last Thursday morning, six lawmakers who helped craft the budget deal they hoped would end the 2015 Legislature rolled out …

April 26, 2015 6:00 am(1)